The Pastel Memories Anime Halts Streaming of the First Two Episodes and Changes the Home Video Release

The official website for the television anime of FuRyu’s Pastel Memories smartphone game has announced that both the home video and streaming releases of the series will have changes based on the decisions of the anime’s production committee. The announcement also apologized for the “trouble.”

The three planned Blu-ray Disc and DVD releases for the anime have been cancelled. Instead, the series will receive only a Blu-ray Disc box release on June 5, 2019. The release will include all episodes from the 12-episode series except for Episode 2.

The current version of Episode 1 will stop streaming, and a revised version of the episode will begin streaming on March 26, 2019. In addition, Episode 2 of the anime will stop streaming by March 26, 2019. The anime’s staff did not announce a revised release for the episode.

Some online commenters have speculated that the changes may be related to a parody of the Is the order a rabbit? anime that appears in the episodes.

Japan does not have a parody exception or provision in its copyright law. Therefore, making parodies of copyrighted works may illegally violate a copyright owners’ “right to maintain integrity,” if performed without the copyright holder’s prior consent.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Expands Its Manga Catalog With Four New Titles

VIZ Media announced a variety of new publishing acquisitions planned for Fall 2019 and Winter 2019-2020 release during the company’s panel event at Seattle’s Emerald City ComicCon.

The latest titles to join VIZ Media’s manga catalog include The Drifting Classroom: Perfect Edition, an all-new deluxe edition of the horror classic. Also announced was An Incurable Case of Love, a mature romantic comedy from the creator of Happy Marriage?!, Maki Enjoji, and A Tropical Fish Years for Snow, a coming-of-age series about a romance that blossoms between a pair of high school girls. Lastly, Jujutsy Kaisen delivers a world of demons and supernatural action from Shonen Jump.

Additional information on each of these titles will be announced in the near future.

The Drifting Classroom: Perfect Edition by Kazuo Umezz
In the aftermath of a massive earthquake, a Japanese elementary school is transported into a hostile world where the students and teachers are besieged by terrifying creatures and beset by madness. The Perfect Edition features an all-new translation with new content and revised story elements in a deluxe hardcover design that reestablishes Kazuo Umezz’s The Drifting Classroom as a timeless horror classic.

An Incurable Case of Love by Maki Enjoji
After witnessing a handsome and charming young doctor saving a stranger’s life five years ago, Nanase Sakura trained to become a nurse. But when she meets the doctor again and they start working together, she finds Kairi Tendo to be nothing like the man she imagined him to be.

A Tropical Fish Years for Snow by Makoto Hagino
When Konatsu Amano’s dad gets a job overseas, she has to leave the Tokyo life she’s always known and relocate to a small seaside town to stay with her aunt. The move also means starting a new school surrounded by complete strangers, and it’s a lot to handle for a shy, anxious girl who has trouble with change. But on the first day of classes, Konatsu meets an older girl who instantly makes her want to form a connection. Konatsu’s introverted tendencies are hard to overcome, but maybe she’s found something worth coming out of her shell for?

Jujutsu Kaisen by Gege Akutami
In a world where demons feed on unsuspecting humans, fragments of the legendary and feared demon Ryoma Sukuna were lost and scattered about. Should any demon consume Sukuna’s body parts, the power they gain could destroy the world as we know it. Fortunately, there exists a mysterious school of Jujutsu Sorcerers who exist to protect the precarious existence of the living from the undead.

Staff Announcement Made for the Young Disease Outburst Boy Anime

A staff announcement has been made for the forthcoming anime adaptation of Vocaloid producer rerulili’s “Young disease outburst Boy” (“Chūbyō Gekihatsu Boy”) song and Minato Tonami’s novel adaptation.

Kazuya Ichikawa is directing the anime at Studio DEEN. Midori Gotou is overseeing the series scripts, and Yusa Matsuura is designing the characters for animation.

Source: ANN

More Cast Members Announced for the Naka no Hito Genome [Jikkyōchū] Anime

More cast members have been announced for the forthcoming anime adaptation of the Naka no Hito Genome [Jikkyōchū] manga:

  • Manaka Iwami is Himiko Inaba
  • Takuma Terashima is Makino Aikawa
  • Kaori Nazuka is Yuzu Roromori
  • Kenjiro Tsuda is Paka

Shin Oonuma is directing the series at SILVER LINK., and Kento Shimoyama is in charge of the series scripts. Mizuki Takahashi is designing the characters. Junichi Satou of fhána is composing the music at Lantis.

Naka no Hito Genome [Jikkyōchū] is scheduled to premiere in Japan in July 2019.

Source: ANN

Second Fate/stay night Heaven’s Feel Film’s U.S. Screenings Earn US$420,595

The Box Office Mojo website is reporting that Aniplex of America and Fathom Events’ screening of the Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel II. lost butterfly film in the United States on March 14, 2019 earned US$420,595. The companies also screened the film in Canada on the same day.

The film is the second film in the Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel anime film trilogy, and it opened in Japan on January 12, 2019. The film has sold more than 1 million tickets and earned more than 1.5 billion yen.

Source: ANN

Ema Toyama Publishes a One Shot Manga in Comic Yuri Hime Magazine

The May 2019 issue of Ichijinsha’s Comic Yuri Hime magazine has published a one shot manga titled “Nakasete? Sensei” by Ema Toyama. The manga is Toyama’s first work to appear in the magazine. The story focuses on a romance between a student and a teacher.

Toyama’s works include Missions of Love, Aoba-kun’s Confessions, Manga Dogs, I Am Here!, Shugo Chara-chan!, and Pixie Pop: Gokkun Pucho.

Source: ANN

Alita: Battle Angel Film Earns US$81 Million in the United States and US$394 Million Worldwide

Alita: Battle Angel, James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez’s live-action film of Yukito Kishiro’s Battle Angel Alita (GUNNM) manga, earned US$1.9 million in the United States to rank #9 in its fifth weekend. The film has now earned an estimated US$81,821,539 domestically. The film also now has an estimated overseas gross of US$312,223,838, and a worldwide total estimated at US$394,045,377.

The movie has a reported production budget of US$200 million (US$170 million after tax credits). Entertainment news source Deadline stated its sources are estimating the film will earn a final total of more than US$400 million worldwide. The site had earlier stated that Fox has said the number the film needs to make to break even is US$350-US$400 million, but Deadline added “other finance film sources with knowledge of the budget” state that number at US$500 million or more.

Source: ANN